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Barkcloth kapa

Barkcloth kapa

Place: Hawaii
Category: Barkcloth

Hawaii, l. 68 cm, w. 100 cm, Inv. Oz 266

Humphrey No. 31: ‘ Another [piece of thick Cloth], one side white, the other beautifully waved and the ground in a very singular stile, from ditto [Sandwich Islands].’

The barkcloth is thick and has a straight line watermark. It is decorated on one side only. The pattern consists of clusters of black squares and diagonal white zigzags on a red background. Inken Köhler